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Jeff Carroll is an Assistant Professor in the Behavioral Neuroscience Program and the Department of Psychology at Western Washington University. His scientific interest is in the understanding the systemic effects of Huntington’s Disease, especially metabolic changes, which he studies using a mouse “knock-in” model of Huntington’s Disease. He also has an interest in gene silencing approaches to HD therapeutics, particularly using antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs). Jeff’s PhD and postdoctoral studies all involved using mouse models to understand basic mechanisms of HD and preclinical testing of therapeutic interventions in these models. During his PhD he trained with Michael Hayden (UBC), his postdoctoral studies were conducted under the supervision of Marcy MacDonald (MGH, Harvard Medical School). As well as conducting research, Jeff is a member of an HD family and himself carries the mutation which causes the disease.